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Numbness and tingling after acupuncture?

I recently started my acupuncture. I had 5 so far in 2 weeks. After the third one, I started noticing I have pain and tingling in my feet and hands, more fingers than hands. After the sixth acupuncture I am in a lot of pain even in my knees. Please help me with the answer, I am very worried.

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I think you went to wrong place to get treatments, please don't just at random enter clinic! There are a lot dad clinic they just want your money! It is too dangerous! Right now you should go back the clinic to tell the doctor about the issue, they should return the fees which they charged on you, not only that, you also can ask they pay the damage and also report this to your state acupuncture board!
Seek a diff practitioner
There are many types of people living in the world.
Always pray to find a good doctor.
It can be brought back to normal with acupuncture.
Occasionally in holistic therapies such as acupuncture, the body has a mechanism it initiates on the path to healing similar to a rubber band where it snaps back into its previous place, getting used to new positions. While this could be a possible explanation, I’ve personally never had a patient experience these sensations at this point in the treatment cycle… I’d recommend asking the acupuncturist about it, then please contact me for a specific consultation.
Acupuncture treatment also detoxes the patient, therefore approximately 20% of the patients after acupuncture treatment do feel slightly worse before getting better, but the symptoms only last for no more than 2 days. So, the chance of your symptoms from acupuncture therapy is extremely unlikely. What you can also do is stop acupuncture therapy, and counsel your family's physician for your symptoms. The symptoms might come from some other physical abnormality.
It is hard to answer your question since I have no information on your history. However, if you are asking that can acupuncture cause such discomfort my answer would be that it is unlikely that acupuncture will increase these type of symptoms. however you may want to consult with your current acupuncturist or get a second opinion regarding your condition with someone else.
I would ask your practitioner about it. If they can't give you a reason, I'd check with another acupuncturist. But it's a real mystery to me why you'd have pain.
Ask you acupuncturist what was depth insertion with the needles, sometimes acupuncturist tends to insert needles deeper than is should be. Your acupuncturist should be able to fix the numbness and tingling by using moxibustion.
You should report this to your provider right away. Something is wrong if you are having pain and tingling after treatments. I suggest you stop and try with a different, more experienced acupuncturist. You should be able to tell within just a few sessions if it is helping or not. I am sorry you are having this experience.
Why are you going so frequently? And where are they needling you?
To be able to answer a question like this, I would have a lot of questions that would need to be answered: What condition or issue are you trying to treat with acupuncture? What was your Chinese diagnosis for this problem? Where have the needles been placed? Was any electrical stimulation utilized? Are you seeing an actual L.Ac./R.Ac. or are you seeing a chiropractor or other provider who is offering 'acupuncture-like' services?

Generally speaking, when I see questions like this my first piece of advice is to talk to the original provider. Explain what has been happening and see what they think. They're in the best position to troubleshoot what might be going on because they have (or should have) most of the answers to the questions I listed above.

If your original provider is dismissive of your problem or otherwise not helpful, I'd sign a records release and get a copy of your treatment record to date. From there I'd find a few other local providers - you can use's 'Find a Practitioner' lookup to get locally licensed and board-certified providers. Take your treatment record to them, explain your original issue and what happened during treatment with your first provider and see what the new provider thinks.
Please talk to your Acupuncturist, Usually, this is not an Acupuncture effect or Side effect.
According to your description, I don't think the "tingling" and "pain" in the knees are related to acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture should not be doing this. I would be worried too. Please temporarily stop acupuncture with this practitioner and see your MD to assess if there are underlying medical problems that are triggering the pain and numbness. Dr. Miura